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CES 5th Grade Wetlands Test Review
Terms in this set (30)
An area of land that contains saturated soil and supports the growth of plants adapted to wet soil.
The network that includes all the waters feeding into the main river or river system and all of the water branching out of it.
A river or stream that flows into a larger river or lake (Ohio River).
A river channel that flows away from the river (Atchafalya River).
The average level of the surface of the path's ocean.
The place where a river flows into another body of water.
The area where a river begins.
A mix of fresh and salt water.
A measurement of the amount of salt dissolved in water.
Naturally occurring water on the earth's surface that does not contain salt.
The removal of soil and rock material by wind or water.
A raised bank of earth that protects nearby land from flooding.
A barrier built to regulate the flow of water downhill.
An area where fresh water and salt water mix. a coastal region that forms where the river meets the sea.
Having excessive moisture a condition of soil that is continuously wet and therefore oxygen - poor.
A wetland that has trees.
A wetland that contains grasses and low-lying plants.
A group of trees and plants that shed their leaves seasonally.
The area drained by a river and all of its tributes.
Clay, silt, fine sand and other materials suspended in a river and eventually settle off of the water as the water slows down.
The process by which settle out to the bottom of water,
The land that a river floods when it overflows it's banks.
The process by which land compacts and sinks over time.
A deposit of sediment usually triangular in shape that forms at the mouth of a river when the river's speed decreases and sediments settle out of the water.
The process through which decaying plant or animal matter is broken down and the nutrients it contains are returned to the surrounding system.
A mixture of bacteria and broken-down plant or animal remains.
A path through a body of water that is deeper than the surrounding water.
The removal of marsh vegetation by plant-eating animals (herbivores) which leaves a hole in the marsh.
The process by which salt water moves inland invading freshwater environments.
An organism that has been introduced to an ecosystem and that is not naturally found in the ecosystem.
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